Keith Hernandez 1987 Topps
Coming off of the 1986 baseball season and a World Series championship with the Mets, Keith Hernandez had a lot to smile about at the start of the 1987 baseball season.
Sadly, the happiness did not last long as the Mets would not live up to their championship winning ways and in-fighting on the squad began.
As a kid growing up in the 1980’s, the media coverage of daily non-field events was rare and nothing close to how things are covered in today’s social-media-first world. But I do recall reading and hearing about a fight between Hernandez and Strawberry. There were no pictures, there was no sound, and the story passed rather quickly. If that happened today, we would have pictures, we would have sound, and we would discuss it for a week.